The past week brought us loads of turkey, Black Friday deals, and more. Including the death of walking ashtray, Fidel Castro. He was known for many things. Like being evil, off-brand Liam Neeson. When Castro took his last breath Cuba heaved a sigh of relief. Those subjected to his smoke-shrouded scorn shed zero tears for the late olfactory menace.
But even fecal patties have fans. Turns out Fidel Castro was no exception, according to Soledad O’Brien. She urged America to empathize with those who took a liking to his hairiness (see #BLM’s Latest Hero: Evil Dictator Fidel Castro!). Humberto Fontova and Alex Castellanos weren’t impressed…
Soledad O’Brien took a shellacking for defending the notion that Fidel Castro’s brutal regime in Cuba was “complicated” on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Monday.
Cuban-American author Humberto Fontova took her to task, saying there’s nothing complicated about the evil he perpetrated on the country.
“Castro regime jailed and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s regime during the great terror. They drove 20 times as many people to die trying to escape from Cuba as died trying to escape East Germany, and we’re hearing about complicated emotions? Give me a break.”
To be fair, Soledad has a point: lots of Cubans were moved by Fidel’s legacy. Across the Pacific ocean as fast as their rafts would carry them.
Notice the justification she used for liking Castro: “They look at the things that he brought. Cuba today is more Afro-Cuban than it was.” Those words scuttled out of her mouth. Firing squads and zero freedom? Meh. The population got a few shades darker. Truly a leftist victory. Pay no mind to the years under dictatorship said “Afro-Cubans” would be doomed to.
By the way, dark people being stripped of their rights and bossed around? Say, that sounds a tad familiar…
When it comes to the deaths of dictators, most Americans have zero sympathy (see Marco Rubio Blasts Pathetic Obama/Trudeau Responses to Castro’s Death). And rightly so, might I add. See, Americans – Cuban Americans included – speak out against Castro because they care about freedom and liberty. Cubans keep their traps shut because they care about not being lined up before a firing squad. Chalk it up to cultural difference.
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